CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING COVID-19
Cleveland Public Library is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, our digital and streaming services including Wi-Fi are still available. The Library also offers resources for job seekers, business owners, and the visually impaired. We also have educational services to keep children engaged during their break from school.
VIRTUAL STORYTIME: Cleveland Public Library is bringing Storytime to you. Children can now develop their literacy skills 24-7 on cpl.org, Facebook, and Youtube. Library staff, elected officials, journalists, and other celebrities will read an assortment of children’s books selected by the Library’s Youth Services Department.
INTERNET ACCESS: No Wi-Fi? No problem! Cleveland Public Library is making sure everyone has access to the internet during our closure. Our Wi-Fi signal is available for use outside Main Library and from the parking lots of our 27 neighborhood branches.
OHIO LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED: For the visually impaired, the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD), which is operated by Cleveland Public Library, will offer braille and audiobooks for download at cpl.org. Patrons can send reference questions to OLBPD@cpl.org.
DIGITAL RESOURCES: Cleveland Public Library has compiled a list of resources and materials to help job seekers, business owners, students and families. Adults and children can read, watch and listen at cpl.org. Our database is filled with thousands of e-books, magazines, audiobooks, movies, music and more.
NEED A LIBRARY CARD: Need a library card? Anyone can get one online at cpl.org just click on library card on the homepage.
Caroline J. Peak, known as “Ms. Peak” to many, is a resident of the Collinwood Community for 30 plus years serving as a committed community leader, engager, and volunteer. Ms. Peak is very passionate about improving the quality of life for citizens by giving back to her community. Ms. Peak serves as the Public Service Manager of the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library and is a Certified Librarian having earned a Master’s Degree from Kent State University. Ms. Peak also served as a True2U Mentor for 8th graders at Memorial School among her activities and engagement in neighborhood block associations, advisory committees, and civic engagement. She has participated in leadership programs, Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Neighborhood Leader Institute and Management Certification at Cleveland Public Library to support her service as an Executive Committee member of CHN Housing Partners, organizations that are devoted to the mission of improving the quality of life in neighborhoods. She was recently selected to serve on the Bond Accountability Commission as Secretary of the Cleveland Municipal School District and a member of the Health Impact Committee for United Way and a steering member of HIP--Cuyahoga --Health Improvement Partnership to help build healthy communities. She is the 2018 recipient of Resident of the Year for Ward 8-District 5 for the City of Cleveland.